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Long lines revive push for new system at Utah national park

Jun. 21, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Corona Arch is arguably one of the most famous arches in Moab. It rises more than 100 feet into the air, like a giant arm reaching out of the ground, then bends slightly before connecting to a steep cliff. But it’s not inside Arches National Park....

Bear bites camper near Mystic Lake in Custer Gallatin forest

Jun. 21, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A bear bit a person who was camping near Mystic Lake in the Custer Gallatin National Forest over the weekend, the U.S. Forest Service said. Improperly stored food likely attracted bears to the area southeast of Bozeman before the attack, which...

Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago, causing damage

Jun. 21, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A radar-confirmed tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries, officials said. At least five people, including a woman who was...

Merkel's bloc pledges stability, renewal to German voters

Jun. 21, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s center-right bloc is pledging to boost the economy without raising taxes and make the country “climate neutral” by 2045 while still preserving industrial jobs. The promises were part of its platform released Monday for the September election that will determine...

California firefighters work to contain large forest fire

Jun. 21, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California’s weather began cooling Monday after a lengthy heat wave but firefighters still faced the difficult task of trying to contain a large forest fire in rugged coastal mountains south of Big Sur. The Willow Fire covered 3.7 square miles...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 21, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 17, 2021. Editorial: Please stop watering established grass in central Iowa. Your lawn will be fine About 90% of Iowa is experiencing extremely dry or drought conditions. River levels are low. We are facing a water shortage....

Bodies of 2 brothers pulled from Ohio River

Jun. 21, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

WICKLIFFE, Ky. (AP) — The bodies of two brothers who had apparently been boating have been pulled from the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said. Conservation officers were investigating what led to the deaths, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said...

Company: Yankee nuclear plant demolition remains in budget

Jun. 21, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — A representative of the company decommissioning the Vermont Yankee nuclear power station told a state panel last week that the work was still expected to be completed within budget. Despite being in operation for 44 years, there are low levels of...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 21, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. June 20, 2021. Editorial: Biden’s ’30x30 plan’ is no land grab, would be good for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has taken his show on the road in recent weeks, visiting all corners of the state with town halls explicitly...

Claudette regains tropical storm strength after 13 deaths

Jun. 21, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Claudette regained tropical storm status Monday morning as it neared the coast of the Carolinas less than two days after 13 people died — including eight children in a multi-vehicle crash — due to the effects of the storm in Alabama. The children who...